Whether offering challenging math courses in Lawrenceville or educating future thespians in Decatur, one ranking reports that 21 metro Atlanta schools are leading the pack in test scores, teacher quality and student culture.
Lawrenceville’s Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology ranked No. 1 on the list of the top 100 public high schools in Georgia by Niche.com, which ranks K-12 schools and colleges according to students test scores, surveys and other data.
Niche developed the ranking from the school districts’ latest U.S. Department of Education data, usually from 2013-14. The ranking also heavily incorporated alumni, parent and student surveys in many categories, as well as schools' self-reported data on test scores, college readiness and teacher quality.
The top 25 list of Georgia high schools includes 22 metro Atlanta schools, six in Fulton County, five in Gwinnett County and three each in Cobb and DeKalb counties.
Forsyth and Fayette counties and Buford and Decatur city schools also made the list with one school each.
Top 25 Georgia high schools
1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology, Lawrenceville
2. Columbus High School, Columbus
3. Northview High School, Johns Creek
4. Lambert High School, Suwanee
5. Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek
6. Walton High School, Marietta
7. North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee
8. South Forsyth High School, Cumming,
9. Brookwood High School, Snellville
10. Davidson Magnet School, Augusta
11. Milton High School, Milton
12. Buford High School, Buford
13. DeKalb School of the Arts, Decatur
14. Peachtree Ridge High School, Suwanee
15. Decatur High School, Decatur
16. Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah
17. North Oconee High School, Athens
18. Chattahoochee High School, Johns Creek
19. Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw
20. Chamblee Charter High School, Chamblee
21. McIntosh High School, Peachtree City
22. Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta
23. Parkview High School, Lilburn
24. Lassiter High School, Marietta
25. Fulton Science Academy High School, Alpharetta
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